Townie® Poll

Clinical Technology

Poll conducted from 3/25/2019 To 4/7/2019

Have you spent more than $15,000 on new clinical technology in your practice in the past three years?
120 total votes
69%
Yes
31%
No
Where has clinical technology progressed the most in the past decade?
63 total votes
17%
Same-day fabrications (e.g., crowns)
10%
Diagnostics (e.g., caries detection devices)
51%
Digital impressions
6%
Lasers
16%
Restorative options
When it comes to technology in my practice ...
65 total votes
28%
I want to be on the bleeding edge
6%
If it ain't broke, don't fix it
58%
I mix and match old and new technology
8%
I am a little outdated and I know it
How much of your practice management software's features do you think you're actually utilizing?
65 total votes
17%
All or nearly all of it
52%
About half of its potential
26%
Less than half of its features
5%
Just a few of the basics
Have you ever made a big purchase at a trade show or convention?
65 total votes
51%
Yes
49%
No
What sort of camera do you use for patient records?
64 total votes
34%
DSLR
30%
Dental specific camera
14%
Compact digital camera
22%
Smartphone camera
Is sleep medicine the next big thing in dentistry?
65 total votes
25%
Yes
75%
No
Besides, cost, what is the biggest obstacle in adopting new technology into the practice?
65 total votes
32%
Compatibility and integration
37%
Finding time to train myself and the team
18%
Logistics or disruption of switching to a new system
12%
I'm content with what I have
Do you take digital impressions?
64 total votes
38%
Yes
63%
No
Has a specific piece of technology in your office been the reason a patient has returned to or referred your practice?
65 total votes
55%
Yes
45%
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